Pulsed light plus hydrogel reduces hyperhidrosis

02/14/2012 | Modern Medicine

Applying a topical eosin hydrogel before treatment with an intense pulsed light device significantly improved symptoms of primary axillary hyperhidrosis in a study of 20 adults. Using the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale, "scores were unchanged at one week after the first PDT session, but at one week after the second treatment, 19 patients reported a one-point improvement at the treated site and the remaining patient had a two-point improvement," said study leader Abeer Attia of Cairo University's National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences. Patients in the study received weekly treatment for four weeks.

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